Bhubaneswar: Dozens of students of a private school in Bhubaneswar were allegedly confined in a room by teachers, who claimed that the fees were not paid by the kids’ guardians.
Irate parents of several children staged a sit-in in front of the school’s gate at Ghatikia Tuesday, demanding strict action against the teachers for the harassment.
As many as 34 students were kept in a room for around five hours on Monday and were not allowed to eat, drink or go to the toilet, their parents told reporters.
The teachers rejected the kids’ request to make phone calls to their parents, informing them that they were confined as their tuition fees were not deposited on time. The school authorities then gave a notice to the students, asking them to give it to their guardians.
One of the parents claimed that they had already paid tuition fees online, but it was not showing in the record due to a technical issue.
A school spokesperson refused to comment on the issue.
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